Modern Era mobile SSB Sets
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  RT-1/PRC-1

PRC-1 is the name of two (three) different radios:

1) Dennis Starks KBSFP writes:
"The PRC-1 was the primary radio used by Special Operations Group 101, & Galahad. Special schools had to be set up in the China Burma Theater to support this radio and it's cousin, the TRC-10.
It was still in use at least as late as 1960 as some display evidence of use in Cuba.
2) There is also one other PRC-1. The Australian PRC-F1 is similar to the US PRC-74" and

3) This Italian HF- radio. Only very few details are known:

It was built in Milano, Italy by GT & E as successor of the
GRC-9
, (hence the frequency range of von 2 .. 12 MHz); is fully transistorized, and used by the army and special police forces.

I was told that in 1987 both GRC-9 and PRC-1 were used as tactical radios by the Italian Army.

A mobile version is in the collection. A portable version uses either a handcrank generator or a battery box.

(Italian nomenclature also was RH 4/212 as mobile Version und E/PRC as portable version).
The nameplate is missing, but I never saw a nameplate in a picture.

Frequency range:
2 ... 12 MHz

 


Technical data:
HF output:
2W / 15W
Frequency steps:
1 kHz / 500 Hz
Mode:
A3, A3J/USB, MCW, CW
Voltage needed:
24V
Measurement and weight:
30 x 11 x 31 cm; 10,5 kg
Connectors:
Audio: U-77
HF: BNC
Handset:
H-33/PT